On Tuesday, February 2, it was announced that day care for children from 0 to 4 years old will be open again from February 8. The out-of-school care centers will remain closed for regular care for the time being, so only emergency care is possible for school children aged 4 to 12 years.

On this page you can read more information about (emergency) shelter and the measures against the corona virus.

Page last updated on February 8, 2021.

Day care open from February 8

All daycare centers will be open again from 8 February to care for children from 0 to 4 years old. We are happy that we can take care of the children, but of course we want this to be done in a safe way. We use various additional (hygiene) measures, so that we create and maintain the safest possible environment for your children, for you and for our employees.

For each location it was examined which additional measures are necessary. These measures are laid down in the location-specific agreements.

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The emergency shelter BSO is open to children of parents with a crucial profession

For the time being, only emergency accommodation is possible at the out-of-school care center. Emergency shelter is for children of parents with a crucial profession or children in a vulnerable position (with a social medical indication).

Out-of-school care 4 to 12 years old
If you and / or your partner have a crucial profession, your child can go for emergency care. Kibeo provides emergency care before and after school, the primary school is responsible for childcare during school hours, just like last spring. During the school weeks you can request emergency accommodation on the fixed days of your contract.

Sign up for emergency shelter
All BSO parents have received a message from us about the closing of the childcare. You can register for emergency shelter via the link in this message.

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Costs for childcare during the closure

Just like in the spring, your child may be home for the coming period, while she or he would normally go to daycare. We ask you again to continue to pay your childcare invoice, so that you will receive an allowance from your own contribution later.

As with the closure in the spring, a distinction is made between 3 groups in the allowance. All these groups receive an allowance:

  • Parents who make use of the childcare allowance.
  • Parents who make use of a scheme subsidized by the municipalities, such as pre-school education, toddler provision or social medical indication.
  • Parents who make use of childcare without government compensation.

The allowance approximates the personal contribution for the costs of childcare up to the maximum hourly rate, but may deviate from the exact personal contribution. The allowances are currently being worked out in more detail by the government. As soon as more is known, we will inform you about this.

On the website of the national government you can read more information about the allowances for the costs of childcare.

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With what profession am I entitled to emergency shelter

View the full list of crucial professions here. You are eligible for emergency shelter if you and / or your partner have a crucial profession. The closure of childcare is a measure to limit the number of contact moments and travel movements of parents and thus reduce the spread of the virus. The basic principle is that everyone stays at home and works from home as much as possible. Closing childcare contributes to this.

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When can my child come to daycare?

Use the decision tree to determine whether your child can come to the daycare.

Children 4 years and older stay at home if they have complaints that are consistent with corona. So also with mild complaints such as a cold.

Children from 0 to 3 years old are allowed to go to daycare if they have a cold, if they cough occasionally, or with asthma or hay fever

Child has been in close contact with someone with corona 
A child who has been in close contact with someone with corona should stay at home and can get tested after day 5 after the last contact. Just as for adults, a distinction is now also made for children between 'close contacts' (category 2) and 'other contacts' (category 3). See also the explanation in the decision tree.

Someone in the household has complaints
If someone in your household has a fever (from 38 degrees Celsius) or shortness of breath and other complaints that are consistent with corona, your child will also stay at home.

Children with long-term or chronic cold complaints
When your child has chronic respiratory complaints such as hay fever or asthma, you as a parent will recognize these complaints. Your child may come to the daycare if he or she has recognizable complaints that are associated with this condition. Pay attention to the following matters:

  • Are the complaints part of the chronic condition and does your child have these complaints more often? Discuss this with the pedagogical employee. If she also acknowledges the complaints, your child can come to the location.
  • We ask you to be vigilant: are the complaints changing? Keep your child at home or pick up your child from the location when the pedagogical employee asks. We ask you not to take any risks in this. Your child stays at home until the new complaints have disappeared for at least 24 hours.

Childcare after traveling 
A child returning from an orange or red area should stay home and get tested as soon as possible. View on http://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl for the current overview of the orange and red areas.

For more information about the corona virus and travel advice, see the website of the national government.

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Wear a mouth mask when you enter the establishment

Since December 1, 2020, the use of a mouth mask is mandatory in all public and covered areas. Mouth masks are not necessary for primary education and therefore also for childcare. In young children the chance of infection is small and the risks are limited. In addition, the use of masks for young children is also not recommended from a pedagogical point of view. Our pedagogical staff therefore do not wear a mouth mask.

We do ask all external visitors to wear a mouth mask in our reception locations. This also applies to parents.

We try to do the transfer with parents outside as much as possible at all childcare locations. However, this is not possible at all locations. In such cases, the transfer is done indoors in a space where the 1.5 meter distance between adults can be ensured, for example in a central hall. The transfer never takes place in the reception groups themselves.

For you as a parent, this means that we ask you to wear a mouth mask when bringing and collecting your child inside the building happens. We ask this because it is more difficult to keep a distance when transferring younger children.

If the transfer takes place outside, you do not have to wear a mouth mask. We ask you as a parent to be aware of the responsibility you have towards the other children, parents and our employees. We hope for your understanding and cooperation!

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Information about (precautionary) measures

What do you do in case of contamination on the site?
In the event of an infected employee or a child who goes to our shelter, we follow the guidelines and regulations of the national government, the GGD and the RIVM.
It sometimes takes a few days before a test result is known and in addition, a positive test also takes time before the source and contact investigation (BCO) is carried out.
Only when the information is complete, an advice can be drawn up and we can inform the parents and employees concerned about this. This can sometimes take several days. However, you can trust us to do our best to keep you as a parent informed about all developments as soon as possible.

What rules apply to your employees?
Our employees are also not allowed to work at the location if they have complaints such as a sore throat, cough, cold or fever, or if someone in their family has a fever (from 38 degrees) or shortness of breath and other complaints that fit with corona and is not yet a negative test result.

We ask our employees not to travel to countries and areas characterized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as 'no travel' and 'only necessary travel'. If they do, they will work at home on their return during the quarantine period.

What measures do you take?
We want to prevent further spread of viruses in childcare. That is why, even more than usual, we apply good hygiene measures and teach the children these habits.

  • We regularly inform all employees at the branches and the Central Office about important measures concerning hygiene and health. We also learn this habit in children.
  • We regularly wash our hands with soap and water. In any case, after a visit to the toilet, after playing outside and before eating.
  • We dry our hands with disposable towels. We also learn this habit in children.
  • We cough and sneeze into the inside of our elbow or into a paper handkerchief. We throw away the paper handkerchiefs after use. We also learn this habit in children.
  • We ensure a good indoor climate: we ventilate and air the living and sleeping areas.
  • We don't shake hands anymore.
  • Adults keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other.
  • We keep a distance of 1.5 meters as much as possible between children from the age of 4 and pedagogical staff.
  • Additional measures have been drawn up for each location for bringing and collecting the children, possible walking routes and the transfer between parent and pedagogical staff member.
  • There is one at each location door poster that reminds parents, children and employees of the additional hygiene measures.

At Kibeo there are various policy documents and work instructions that have to do with hygiene and health at our locations. We are now bringing this to the attention of our colleagues.

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My question is not listed

If your question is about the coronavirus in general, look up the RIVM website or call the information number of the National Government: 0800-1351.
If your question is about how Kibeo acts with regard to the corona virus, you can always contact the Customer Relations department via Klantrelatie@kibeo.nl or 0113 760 250.

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